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Thursday March 26 2015
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Stanley Cup Contenders

Stanley Cup Contenders

It’s a wide open run to the Cup this season, with half a dozen teams all within two points of one another in the race for the Presidents Trophy… but there are three teams with an inside track.

Mountaineers Still Climbing

Mountaineers Still Climbing

Dana Holgorsen's Mountaineers try to build off a season that saw them play some of the nation's top teams to the wire.

In Bloom

In Bloom

Penn State hits the field for their second spring practice under James Franklin. After a 2-6 Big Ten season but a big bowl win, the Nittany Lions are looking for improvement.

Up Close with Joe Namath

Up Close with Joe Namath

Joe Namath was the NFL’s first true media superstar.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

It's time for Pitt to welcome a new football season, and for the fourth time in six springs, there's a new coach at the helm. Pat Narduzzi will oversee his first practices as head coach next week.

Pirates Season Preview

Pirates Season Preview

It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.

Emily: Can you rate Mike Johnston’s first season as an NHL coach? What has he done well, and how can he improve?

Five of the Panthers’ top seven players are sophomores. Guard Cameron Wright is the only key contributor leaving the program after this season.

Kang is a 27-year-old rookie attempting to hone his skills and prove he is ready for at-bats at baseball's highest level. And he’s a long way from home.

However, there are plenty of other holes that need filled as well. With that in mind, here are a few potential players who could find themselves in Tampa.

1.) The 2015 Pirates roster will be the highest paid in team history.

2.) Their payroll still will not be anywhere close to league average.

Kelly will join Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Joe Namath and the families of George Blanda and Johnny Unitas at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in June.

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The Steelers need cornerbacks, and the upcoming NFL Draft has some. The team may have to be willing to think outside the box a bit, however.
Editor's DeskFeature OnePure Steel
It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.
Feature TwoNorth Shore NotesTop Story
As the primary location for much of Major League Baseball’s spring training, Florida is a familiar spot for most professional baseball players. For new Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang, it’s the beginning of a transition period.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
Has there been a Penguins team in recent memory that has been as inexplicable, as enigmatic as this year’s incarnation? Don’t think so.
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The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
The All-Star Game is a distant memory. The last leg of the NBA regular season is upon us. It’s time to start looking at which teams have the right stuff to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy in June.
Custom 2Sports Bites
With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the race to the finish line is intensifying – as is the competition for the association’s Most Valuable Player. The discussion has become a lot more exciting than in previous years as the two frontrunners are not named James or Durant.
Custom 3Sports Bites
The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.
Custom 4North Shore Notes